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Ultrasound shows solid mass on throat, What could this be?

Ultrasound shows solid mass on throat, What could this be?

Depends on where : From the point of view of anatomy where exactly it is will determine what it may be. Certainly a large lymph node may be a good thought . So it depends on what the doctor reading the study says compared to the throat. Best talk to you doctor. Also a CT may be needed to really see what is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I want to know what a lump is on my throat is but it doesn't show up on ultrasound. What kinds of lumps cannot be seen on ultrasound imaging?

I want to know what a lump is on my throat is but it doesn't show up on ultrasound. What kinds of lumps cannot be seen on ultrasound imaging?

Globus: Globus hystericus, or globus pharyngitis, is a sensation of a lump in the throat, with no pathology. If there is no pain, and swallowing is normal, then it's probably globus. If you have a palpable neck lump, or pain, or abnomal swallowing, then there is something wrong and you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

Have it worked up: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. If it is suspicious, then a fine needle aspiration (needle biopsy) would be the next step. ...Read more

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Dr found mass above (not on) my thyroid. After a 2nd apptmt he suggested an ultrasound of my throat. It doesn't hurt. What are the possibilities?

Dr found mass above (not on) my thyroid. After a 2nd apptmt he suggested an ultrasound of my throat. It doesn't hurt. What are the possibilities?

Several: Could be an enlarged lymph node from infection or tumor. Could be a cyst of the thyroglossal duct or brachial cleft cyst. ...Read more

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I've had a ultrasound done on my neck today what is the cause of a full feeling in my neck and like there is something stuck in my throat it makes me?

I've had a ultrasound done on my neck today what is the cause of a full feeling in my neck and like there is something stuck in my throat it makes me?

Before or after?: If after then no good reason for fullness. If before the most common cause for globus sensation usually muscular tightness in upper sphincter between throat and esophagus often from reflux. Sometimes from stress, thyroiditis, irritation of nerves in throat. Consider ENT eval with barium swallow and exam of throat and larynx. ...Read more

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I have a 7mm node. If it was throat cancer would the ultrasound see that as well? Or just the node. Thanks.

I have a 7mm node. If  it was throat cancer would the ultrasound see that as well?  Or just the  node. Thanks.

No, only a node: A 7mm node is still within normal limits. I may be seen with an ultrasound. If there is concern for cancer and you are high risk, such as smoking you should be evaluated by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Can cancer of throat neck or thyroid be seen on an ultrasound?

Can cancer of throat neck or thyroid be seen on an ultrasound?

Possibly: An ultrasound only tells you that there is something there. Throat cancer is often easily seen by an ENT exam. However, an ultrasound can tell if a lymph node has an abnormal architecture possibly because it is infiltrated by tumor. Thyroid nodules that are hypervascular, hypoechioc, or contain calcifications on ultrasound are more likely to be malignant. For neck or thyroid mass see ent. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more